Dr Haghighi possesses superior knowledge in tumors of the brain and spine, completing an extended Fellowship in intra-cranial and extra-cranial stereotactic radiation therapy. She holds a position as Radiation Oncologist on the neuro-oncology units at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and at Icon Cancer Centre.
She has a strong interest in clinical research, relating to stereotactic treatment of CNS conditions and oligometastatic disease. She is the primary investigator; co-investigator and trial management committee member of several clinical trials in the field of CNS related malignancies at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Icon Cancer Centre.
Dr Haghighi is an active member of TROG, COGNO and ISRS and is a committee member on several CNS related interest groups. She has a special interest in radiosurgery for the treatment of benign base of skull conditions as well as functional neurological disorders. She has written several of the departmental protocols relating to stereotactic radiotherapy treatment of benign and malignant conditions.
Dr Haghighi has published journal articles relating to stereotactic radiotherapy and has been an invited speaker at conferences and meetings relating to intracranial conditions and radiosurgery.